January bits and pieces are in short supply, the real events seem to be on the lead-up to the end of the year rather than a new start!

We come into pantomime season, there is lots of fun to be had learning about the history of pantomime from  Kiddle’s set of Panto facts.

Crayola Creativity Week Jan 23-29 “This year’s Creativity Week celebration will ignite your students’ imaginations, spark their curiosity, and encourage creativity in all its forms. With star-studded Celebrity Creators, curriculum-connected activities, enchanting stories, and more, each day of Creativity Week will captivate learners in class and beyond.”  For more information see: https://123ict.co.uk/2022/10/10/crayola-creativity-week-2/

Fun New Year Activities to do in your classroom, this site has the history of New Year’s celebrations and customs including singing Auld Lang Syne, and other cultural traditions.  There is a great activity about book characters making new year’s resolutions, a fun idea! Happiness jars – another idea that could be done weekly in a classroom, read a few at the end of each week. It would make pupils think about the happy moments in their lives and maybe appreciate all that they have more.

45 January Crafts for Kids, there are a lot of January bits and pieces here – indoor arts and crafts, all wintery things but without the Christmas element! These look to be for slightly younger children whereas Glued to my crafts has ideas for slightly older children.

Christingles, held from November to February are another seasonal delight!

January bits and pieces